Lifestyle in KottayamThe lifestyle of the people of Kottayam is changing with time. There is a marked modernity in the urban areas but the laid back atmosphere of the old world has not dwindled completely. The trappings of a modern lifestyle in the form of malls, spas, gyms, beauty saloons etc. have slowly crept in to make Kottayam a city that is catching up with today without losing its qualities of yore.
Kottayam has quite a good number of spas, gyms and other modern amenities.
Ayurvedic Spas in Kottayam
Kottayam has the distinction of having some of the world renowned spas. People come here not only to relax but also to avail the benefits of the ancient Indian medicines. The patients stay in these resorts and receive a holistic treatment that includes the healing of both body and mind. The practice of yoga, special food and targeted medicines make the treatment a wonderful experience. Some of those spas and resorts are listed below.
Kumarakom Lake Resort and the Ayurmana
The Kumarakom Lake Resort on the banks of the Lake Vembanad in a lush 25-acre spread. The centre for Ayurvedic healing Ayurmana is a part of the resort. Chathamangalathy Mana was the founder healer of the facility. Ayurmana is a 200 years old establishment of Kottayam. The rich legacy of the famous old time healer has left its imprint on every aspect of Ayurvedic practice in Kottayam.
This is a government-approved Ayurvedic institution. It is situated inside the Mnganam hospital of Kottayam. The patients receive medicines prepared by and under the care of expert doctors of the Ayurvedic system famous for holding the highest standards of purity and originality of medicines according to the ayurvedic scriptures. Santhimandiram is a Green Leaf certified institution.
Madukkakuzhy Health Centre
It is another famous resort of Kottayam situated in the midst of the salubrious surroundings of a 110-acre Madukkakuzhy Plantation. The Ayurvedic centre is just one-hour drive from the city. It has its on pharmaceutical unit and a training centre. The centre is famous for its traditional massage treatment for all the ailments arising from a sedentary modern living.
Athreya Ayurvedic Resort
The centre provides exclusive packages of treatment to public. It relates to preventive as well as curative care. An important aspect of the centre is that without compromising with any of the tenets of Ayurveda it has tried to provide the best of modern amenities to its visiting patients. The centre is situated at a distance of about five kms from Kottayam on Thiruvananthapuram road.
Chamundi Hill Palace
The lush green atmosphere of the 250 acre Rajkumar rubber plantation provides the unique ambience of the Chamundi Hill Palace Ayurvedic centre. The institution is famous for its Yoga and meditation practice along with its specially prepared Ayurvedic diet to complement the medicinal provisions.
Ayursanjeevini Ayurvedic Clinic
The clinic is situated at a distance of about 15 kms from Kottayam on the Kumarakom island cluster. It was founded by Sri Manoj K. Raghavan. Special arrangement has been made to provide steam baths and Panchkarma therapy on traditional lines at the centre.
Kottahil Ayurvedic Hospital
The USP of the hospital is a combination of the tenets of both Ayurvedic and allopathic systems of treatment. This feature is the special contribution of Late Dr. C.N.Gopalakrishnan who was the main driving force behind the hospital. It was established by Dr. Jogi T. Sebastian in 2002. The facility is being run as a 20 bed hospital at Kottahil from 2007. The centre offers Ayurvedic training and education with the final internship at the end of training.